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3.2.2021 – the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textiles that are meant for consumers and placed on EU market is limited

3.2.2021 – the use of nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textiles that are meant for consumers and placed on EU market is limited

Entry 46a Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) (C2H4O)nC15H24O Conditions of restriction 1. Shall not be placed on the market after 3 February 2021 in textile articles which can reasonably be expected to be washed in water during their normal lifecycle, in concentrations equal to or greater than 0,01 % by weight of that textile article or of each part of the textile…

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EU Inspections to Control the REACH Authorisation Duties 2021

EU Inspections to Control the REACH Authorisation Duties 2021

Inspectors will check whether the SVHCs subject to authorisation that have been placed on the market have been granted an authorisation by the European Commission. They will also check whether uses of these substances comply with the conditions set in the authorisation decisions. The inspections will be carried out in collaboration with national customs and authorities responsible for occupational safety…

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The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 211 chemicals

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 211 chemicals

Candidate List updated with two chemicals that are toxic for reproduction ECHA News 19.1.2021 https://echa.europa.eu/sk/-/candidate-list-updated-with-two-chemicals-that-are-toxic-for-reproduction Substances added to the Candidate List on 19 January 2021: EC No.                 CAS No.              Substance name 205-594-7           143-24-8              Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether; –                            –                            Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number…

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One-third of products claimed to be treated with biocides have incorrect labelling

One-third of products claimed to be treated with biocides have incorrect labelling

ECHA/NR/20/43; Helsinki, 16 December 2020 36 % of checked treated articles were found to be non-compliant with labelling requirements under the Biocidal Products Regulation. The first coordinated enforcement project on biocides (BEF-1) run by the BPR Subgroup of the Forum (BPRS) focused on checking obligations for treated articles in 2019. National enforcement authorities in 22 Member States inspected almost 1…

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Restriction ‘75 REACH – substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up

Restriction ‘75 REACH – substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2020/2081 of 14 December 2020 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards substances in tattoo inks or permanent make-up https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R2081&from=EN Substances falling within one or more of the following points: (a) substances classified as any of…

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HEMA – 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate di-HEMA TMHDC – Ban on the sale of cosmetic nail products to consumers

HEMA – 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate di-HEMA TMHDC – Ban on the sale of cosmetic nail products to consumers

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2020/1682 of 12 November 2020 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32020R1682&from=EN Cases of sensitisation to nail products containing HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC reported in some Member States lead the Commission to the conclusion that there is a risk that such products may be applied…

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Improve Your SDS Authoring Skills with 5 Online Lessons

By second of February 2021 we will provide webinars specialised to understanding and performing the atuthoring of Safety Data Sheets based on REACH and CLP regulations requirements. The webinars are provided in 5 independent online courses which certainly is the best to take them all for the full skills development. Absolvents of the full 5 SDS Authoring online training modules…

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1 in 4 imported products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP

1 in 4 imported products found to be non-compliant with REACH and CLP

ECHA’s Enforcement Forum https://echa.europa.eu/sk/-/1-in-4-imported-products-found-to-be-non-compliant-with-reach-and-clp Helsinki, 24 September 2020 – National enforcement authorities and customs inspectors in 16 Member States checked almost 1 400 products, with more than 300 (23 %) found to be non-compliant with certain obligations under REACH and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regulations. The products were checked at strategic entry points in these countries, such as…

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